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I slipped and fell on some water in the grocery store and strained my back and injured my knee. What should I do now?

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It is critical that you report your injuries and the incident to the store manager so that there is an accident report taken. Additionally, you will want to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Not only is getting medical attention wise for your own health, but it is critical in building a strong premises liability case in Georgia.

Wet floors should be marked by caution “wet floor” signs. If you do not see any caution signs in the area, you should let store employees know that a danger occurs and that they should put out caution signs or clean up the wet floor immediately. During this time, it is great to snap pictures of the hazard, accident scene, and the lack of signage. If you are around for when the store cleans the area or puts out a caution sign, you may want to take a quick video or more pictures of this on your cell phone, if possible. The more evidence you have, the better and stronger your case will be.

It is also a good idea to take down the name of the employees and store manager you spoke with as well as the date and time the slip and fall accident occurred. After seeking medical care, talk with a knowledgeable slip and fall attorney in Atlanta as soon as possible. An attorney will need to investigate, request surveillance video coverage, find eyewitnesses, and talk with store employees in order to build your case.

Whatever you do, don’t suffer in silence. Negligent employees and stores need to be held accountable for their actions. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to find out how to make a financial recovery and talk with a skilled Atlanta slip and fall lawyer today at (888) 927-6955 in a free, no-obligation consultation.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia